The Atlanta Dream will play on a different home court in upcoming seasons, as the team is moving to McCamish Pavilion from Philips Arena.
Located on the campus of Georgia Tech, McCamish Pavilion is an 8,600-seat venue that has undergone some renovations in recent years. Prior to the 2012 season, the arena was upgraded to include upgraded seating and premium space options, along with the addition of several other amenities. As part of those changes, the arena was Hank McCamish Pavilion as the result of a donation from the McCamish family.
In a press statement, the Dream simply stated that Philips Arena will not be available for the 2017 and 2018 seasons. The team has played at Phillips Arena–which is also home to the NBA’s Atlanta Hawks–since its inaugural season in 2008.
“We are excited to be the host facility for the Atlanta Dream the next two seasons,” Georgia Tech Senior Woman Administrator and Associate Athletic Director Joeleen Akin said in a press statement. “Georgia Tech has an opportunity to increase awareness of the Institute while showcasing its first-class basketball facility. Our goal is to provide the Dream players, staff and fans the best home court experience possible.”
“We’re excited to highlight the Dream’s exciting style of play to Georgia Tech’s McCamish Pavilion, which is purpose-built for basketball and a tremendous fan experience,” Dream owners Mary Brock and Kelly Loefeller said in a press statement. “We will continue to deliver a great experience on the court while contributing to the greater Atlanta community.”